The CDC has confirmed that Measles cases in the U.S. have reached a record high as outbreaks continue to plague areas of the United States.
The updated number of verified cases, announced Monday by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, is a staggering 1022 cases.
UPI reports that the number of documented measles cases, spread across 28 states, is the most since 1992.
"The 1,000th case of a preventable disease like measles is a troubling reminder of how important that work is to the public health of the nation," Alex Azar, Health and Human Services Secretary, said last week in a news release.
The outbreaks are attributed to people who brought measles into the United States after traveling to countries with large measles outbreaks.